Interviews

If you’d like to do an interview or be interviewed, please contact us at lunaparkreview@gmail.com.



The Remix Journal: Josh Medsker Talks with Found Poetry Review Editor Jenni B. Baker

Jenni B. Baker (@jennibbaker) is the founder and editor of Found Poetry Review, one of the leading literary magazines dedicated solely to found poetry as a form. I was part of the Pulitzer Remix project that Jenni organized for National Poetry Month in 2013. It was a wonderful experience, and a large part of this was Jenni’s vision

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Is The Paris Review Like Rock ‘n’ Roll?—Lorin Stein Talks with Brad Listi for Other People Podcast

The Paris Review editor Lorin Stein talks with Brad Listi for his podcast The Other People. Check it out. I just love the idea of putting something on the shelf and knowing that it’s going to stay there. That it will outlast you.

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Interview with Emily Gallo, Co-founder of The Derelict Voice

Could you summarize in a few sentences what The Derelict Voice is? The Derelict Voice is a literary magazine of poetry and prose. It was created as a venue for the writings of the homeless population in Chico, California. Our writing group meets every Wednesday morning at the local homeless resource center. The first volume was

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Molly Gaudry & The Lit Pub

Molly Gaudry is the muti-talented author of We Take Me Apart, which has been nominated for the 2011 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry, editor of Tell: An Anthology of Expository Narrative, founding editor of Willows Wept Review, co-founding editor of Twelve Stories, and founder of Cow Heavy Books. Below, Marcelle Heath talks to her about

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Interview with Monkeybicycle’s Steven Seighman and Shya Scanlon

Monkeybicycle’s editors—Steven Seighman and Shya Scanlon—talked with Luna Park’s Nick Ripatrazone about Monkeybicycle 8 through e-mail. The interview was a follow-up to Ripatrazone’s recent review of the issue. Nick Ripatrazone: Monkeybicycle 8 works so well as a cohesive issue. Could you discuss how this particular edition went from individual submissions to a collective, a completed

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Interview with André Schiffrin

The following interview with publisher André Schiffrin is excerpted from Issue No. 1 of The White Review, a new quarterly arts, culture, and politics magazine edited, designed, and defined by an emergent generation of London-based writers and artists. The name The White Review is a reference to La Revue Blanche, a Parisian political, literary and artistic magazine which ran

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draft: the journal of process

draft: the journal of process—first introduced to me by Luna Park’s editor, Travis Kurowski—is a dream discovery for teachers of creative writing at the secondary, undergraduate, and graduate levels. Although the process of revision is referenced, and sometimes dramatized, through the workshopping process, the work of revision as re-thinking is often a purely personal activity.

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Cate Marvin Discusses the VIDA Count

In February 2011, VIDA, an organization for women writers, released what has been called the VIDA Count, a totalling of male vs. female writer bylines for 14 of the top 2010 literary-type magazines. The numbers found the—perhaps expected—much greater representation of male writers in these publications. VIDA has also “counted” female writers in other publishing venues,

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Matt Bell Talks Lit Mags, Teaching & His Conjunctions Story “An Index of How Our Family Was Killed”

I teach a year-long Advanced Fiction course at my high school. Enrollment is roughly 20 students, most 17 and 18 years old, and they enter the course with a desire to publish. Former students have been included in the recent Hint Fiction anthology, won The Florida Review fiction contest and the Davidson Scholarship, and have

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A Small Operation: An Interview with Southwest Review Editor Willard Spiegelman

  Willard Spiegelman is the Hughes Professor of English at Southern Methodist University and has been editor of the Southwest Review since 1984. His latest book, Seven Pleasures: Essays on Ordinary Happiness, was published by Picador in 2010. He lives in Dallas, Texas.   Ben Leubner: How long have you been editing The Southwest Review, and

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